Mirai Nagasu spoke with Lifeskate back in April at Figure Skating In Harlem. It is obvious that her parents have hypnotized after going from 1st to 7th at Worlds, "I will listen to Frank Carroll. He knows all. I will listen to Frank Carroll. He knows all."
Adam Rippon and Christina Gao are well-known gal pals. They've both updated their journals. Adam Rippon talks about his summer training and new programs. Christina Gao reflected on Skate Detroit and announced that she will compete as a junior in Ontario this weekend to debut her junior free skate.
Universal Sports will broadcast last year's Nationals on Wednesday. Their coverage of Nationals begins on Thursday. Nastia Liukin and John Roethlisberger will host a Pre-Show from 6:30-7:00 PM on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. They will host a Post-Show from 9:00-9:30 PM on Thursday and Saturday and from 10:00-10:30 on Friday. Given their commentary prowess, it should be a total wet blanket with loads of awkward comments made and questions asked to athletes. Johnny R will also likely repeat the full names of gymnasts over and over again. "Bridget Sloan coming up on beam. Bridget Sloan is the reeeiiiiggggnnnnning VISA Champion from 2009."
Sarah and Drew posted a new blog on Ice Network. They interviewed Tom Z and he said that he and Rachael Flatt have a goal of reaching the world podium this year. Hey, girls can dream!
They also revealed that Naomi Nari Nam recently got married.
Madison Chock and Greg Zuerlein will be getting a new free dance. The powers that be loved their short dance but hated their free. Their short dance is to the music of 'Milord' and 'Padam Padam' by Editf Piaf. Kristi Yamaguchi used Milord as her exhibition at the 1992 Olympics.
Rachael Flatt's long program is to the music of 'Slaughter on Fifth Avenue," which is a perfect title for how her skating makes us feel. Apparently Rachael's mother (and only fan) posted on FSU about how it is such a testament to her work ethic that she is even competing right now. Maybe eating two weeks worth of pasta in Italy isn't the best thing for those triple jumps? Just saying.